• Renaissance Art 101: 3 Must-Do Tours For Art-Lovers in Tuscany

Renaissance Art 101: 3 Must-Do Tours For Art-Lovers in Tuscany

Follow the trails of the great Masters as you explore the cradle of the Renaissance, from Florence’s renown galleries to its art-adorned streets. 

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Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Giotto, Dante Alighieri, Donatello, Raphael, Titian, Perugino… The list goes on

If you know a little bit about art — especially art of the Renaissance — you know these names. Masters of sculpture, architecture and even science, they have not only shaped an entire era but created the foundation of what we know today. Florence, the City of Lilies, is their heritage. Whether you stroll through tiny alleys or crowded piazzas: these are the same streets the great masters walked — the places they honed their craft, where they debated and polished their works, meanwhile leaving their artistic foot - and fingerprints all over Florence, north and south of the Arno River.  

Florence’s art-adorned streets are, without doubt, an open-air museum. But some of the world’s most famous works of art wait behind the doors of the city’s spectacular galleries. Join us at Slow Tour Tuscany to experience Florence and its surrounding landscape, delving into the city’s artistic heritage as you get to pick the brains of our art historian guides.


1) THE STREETS OF FLORENCE & THE UFFIZI GALLERY 

In Florence, art and history go hand-in-hand. Whether you turn to the city’s legendary monuments with their picturesque exteriors and their fascinating interiors, or you gaze over the many squares and piazzas, most of which are framed by statues and sculptures: There is a story everywhere!
From the imposing Piazza della Signoria to Florence’s Dome: As we zigzag through the city center, we follow the steps of Florence’s Renaissance masters and learn about the small and big marks they have left on the city. 

Of course, when it comes to art in Florence there is one place you cannot miss: The Uffizi Gallery! Home to the world’s biggest collection of Renaissance art, the Uffizi Gallery gives a stunning portrayal of Florence’s most important era and the personalities that shaped it. Thanks to a Skip the Line” ticket, we move past long entrance queues to fully immerse in Florence’s art history. To marvel at the works of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci or Raphael, you can join our tour here


2) ACCADEMIA GALLERY 

When Michelangelo accepted the challenging task of sculpting “David” from a single piece of white marble, he finished what two artists before him could not. To this day, the 14.0 ft statue is considered one of the greatest masterpieces ever created by mankind, depicting the ideal of male beauty. Originally commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence, “David” is now home in Florence’s famous Accademia Gallery. From Michelangelo’s sculptures to Lorenzo Bartolini’s plaster casts and an abundance of Renaissance paintings: To learn about some of the world’s most famous art, book our tour here.


3) CONTEMPORARY ART IN CHIANTI CLASSICO 

Of course, there is a reason Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. While the great masters continue to hold the attention of Florence’s visitors, also contemporary art is flourishing in and around Florence. Join us for a trip into the heart of Chianti Classico to come face-to-face with Tuscany’s most important site-specific collection of contemporary art!
Located at a charming winery, we witness the fascinating correlation between art and nature. Once our appetite for art is satisfied, we get to learn about the estate’s history and try their famous red wine. To admire the works by artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Daniel Buren, Anish Kapoor, or Louise Bourgeois in the midst of Tuscany’s beautiful countryside, you can join our tour here.

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28 July 2019

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